Friday 27 March 1959
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Elizabeth Kissinger and Andrew Farriss.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Venus by Frankie Avalon.
In UK As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits.
Warlock, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Garry Halliday.
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Which were the important events of 27 March 1959 ?
- St. Augusta
- Angolan Victory Day.
- World Theatre Day
- St. John of Egypt
- St. Lydia
- Feast day of Rupert of Salzburg in the Roman Catholic Church.
- Elizabeth Kissinger: American noted family and daughter of Henry Kissinger.
- Andrew Farriss: Australian keyboard player and songwriter (INXS).
- Tatyana Ivinskaya: Belarusian basketball player.
- Kid Powers: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Gun Club Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Congo Norvell The Cramps and Knoxville Girls).
- Ivan Savvidis: Georgian-Russian businessman and politician.
- Oleksandr Sorokalet: Ukrainian volleyball player
- Mariusz Strzałka: Polish fencer
- Ivan Sunara: Croatian basketball player
- Grant Withers: Actor (Okla Annie), suicide with sleeping pills at 54.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Frankie Avalon - Venus
- The Coasters - Charlie Brown
- David Seville - Alvin's Harmonica
- Brook Benton - It's Just A Matter Of Time
- Thomas Wayne - Tragedy
- The Fleetwoods - Come Softly To Me
- The Bell Notes - I've Had It
- Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
- Ricky Nelson - Never Be Anyone Else But You
- Ritchie Valens - Donna
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